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New concept for series manufacturing: Aluminium foam in industrial production

Neues Konzept für die Serienfertigung — Aluminiumschäume für die industrielle Produktion

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After a boom in research into the unique properties of aluminium foam, its implementation in series production and its integration into existing production lines, such as car body production, are now the focus of research and development activities. With its APM technology, Fraunhofer IFAM in Bremen presents a new process alternative that allows for simple, flexible and cost-effective part production. Many examples demonstrate the application potential of metal foam, many aspects of which have already been implemented.

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Stöbener, K., Baumeister, J. & Rausch, G. New concept for series manufacturing: Aluminium foam in industrial production. ATZ Worldw 107, 2–4 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03224708

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